Coming Soon – Binaries

Edinburgh's Ant Workshop, also known as one-man-indie-powerhouse Anthony Gowland, is set to release its first title, Binaries, in April 2016. Billed as a concentration platform game, Binaries requires players to simultaneously control two glowing neon circles and guide them through a series of increasingly fiendish and dangerous levels. Ant Workshop thoughtfully provided a little background... Continue Reading →

Vote BRUT@L

BRUT@L is the latest project from Dundee's Stormcloud Games. Based on classic dungeon crawlers and Rogue-likes such as Nethack and, well, Rogue (and Angband...) BRUT@L takes the old school ASCII aesthetic and transforms it, Tron-like for a new generation of gamers. You can see the launch trailer here: Stormcloud is promising BRUT@L will come to the PlayStation... Continue Reading →

Games Go North – Indie Developers Beyond The Wall

Several of Scotland's new independent video games developers are heading to Lochaber High School, Fort William, on next week, to take part in XpoNorth: Games Playground and Hands-on Camera Workshop. The playground is one of the highlights of Lochaber Ideas Week, a week of business development workshops, entrepreneurial competitions, open discussions, inspirational talks and networking opportunities that... Continue Reading →

New Prototype Fund For UK Game Developers Announced

Good news everybody! The UK's game development sector, which has often lacked access to public funding for projects and concepts, can now take advantage of the new Video Games Prototype Fund, which launched today. The fund will allocate £4,000,000 via £25,000 grants over the next four years to small, independent studios, to enable developers to create initial game prototypes and... Continue Reading →

Remembering Stew Hogarth

Tomorrow the public memorial service takes place for our late friend, colleague and all round awesome guy, Stew Hogarth. You are invited to join a celebration of his life at 13:15 on Wednesday 23∫rdSeptember at St. Columba’s Roman Catholic Church (Derwent Avenue, Dundee, DD3 0BE). This will be followed by a reception at the Invercarse Hotel. Please make... Continue Reading →

Indie Developers – Dare Protoplay Needs YOU

Developers. Dare ProtoPlay wants you. And your games. Dare ProtoPlay is the culmination of the annual Dare to be Digital competition. In previous years, the competition drew 10-15 teams of students travel to Dundee for the summer and build a working prototype of their game, before demonstrating, playing and showing them off in public at... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Gravity Games

Scottish independent game developer Neil Moody has just released a series of PC/Mac games based around the the concept of 'gravity'. There are seven game and two 'meta games' in the pack, all local multiplayer, designed for 2-4 players. Neil created the games for the makega.me 'series' pageant, which challenged developers to create several linked... Continue Reading →

Ruffian’s ‘Game Of Glens’ Needs You

Towards the end of 2013 we heard about the latest project underway at Ruffian Games in Dundee.  Tribal Towers was the company's first indie project, a new and original game, in which players built their own armoured and armed towers, while trying to destroy their opponent's. Then it went quiet.  Ruffian slipped back into stealth... Continue Reading →

Company Profile – Pixel Sword

There's a new studio in Scotland: Pixel Sword.  Based in beautiful Bo'ness, Pixel Sword is an independent developer, founded by Paul Leishman.  Paul's been around the industry, having worked with Proper Games, Dynamo Games and most recently Ninja Kiwi. Pixel Sword is already working on a couple of games, the intriguingly titled Pixel Raiders and the... Continue Reading →

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